Acer K242HL vs Viewsonic VG2437

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Acer K242HL
Viewsonic VG2437

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Faster response time Edit
The Acer K242HL is a 5ms response time PC monitor. That's 1.9ms faster than the Viewsonic VG2437 (6.9ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

600g lighter Edit
The Acer K242HL is a 3.1kg weight PC monitor. That's 600g lighter than the Viewsonic VG2437 (3.7kg).
A bit shorter Edit
Acer K242HL is 335.9mm tall, but the Viewsonic VG2437 is a 340.3mm tall PC monitor (4.4mm taller).
8.5mm shallower Edit
The Acer K242HL is a 52mm deep PC monitor. That's 8.5mm shallower than the Viewsonic VG2437 (60.5mm).
Cheaper to run by £4.77
The Acer K242HL is £4.77 cheaper to run than the Viewsonic VG2437 over five years. Read more
User reviews are better
Based on 68 user reviews, the Acer K242HL has an average review score of 89%, whereas the Viewsonic VG2437 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).
7 Reasons For
Bigger viewable height Edit
The Viewsonic VG2437 is a 292.1mm viewable height PC monitor. That's 292.1mm bigger than the Acer K242HL (292.1mm).
Vastly bigger viewable width Edit
The Viewsonic VG2437 has a viewable width of 520.7mm, however the Acer K242HL is only a unknownmm viewable width PC monitor (520.7mm smaller).
Wider vertical viewing angle Edit
The Viewsonic VG2437 is a 178° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° wider than the Acer K242HL (178°).
Marginally wider horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Viewsonic VG2437 has a horizontal viewing angle of 178°, but the Acer K242HL is only a 170° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° narrower).
Bigger display diagonal Edit
The Viewsonic VG2437 has a display diagonal of 60.96cm, but the Acer K242HL is only a unknowncm display diagonal PC monitor (60.96cm smaller).
Vastly higher RMS rated audio power Edit
The Viewsonic VG2437 has an RMS rated audio power of 2W, however the Acer K242HL is only a unknownW RMS rated audio power PC monitor (2W lower). Read more

RMS rated power is a true measure of the power of the audio system on a monitor. It also sometimes referred to as the Continuous Power. RMS stands for Root Mean Square and is measured in Watts (voltage x current). The RMS rated power is the highest amount of power that an amplifier can deliver continuously without failing.

A higher RMS rated power will provide audio that is louder and cleaner.

10.2mm narrower Edit
The Viewsonic VG2437 has a width of 556.8mm, however the Acer K242HL is a 567mm wide PC monitor (10.2mm wider).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
18° narrower vertical viewing angle Edit
The Acer K242HL is a 160° vertical viewing angle PC monitor. That's 18° narrower than the Viewsonic VG2437 (178°).
Marginally narrower horizontal viewing angle Edit
The Acer K242HL has a horizontal viewing angle of 170°, whereas the Viewsonic VG2437 is a 178° horizontal viewing angle PC monitor (8° wider).
10.2mm wider Edit
Acer K242HL is 567mm wide, but the Viewsonic VG2437 is a 556.8mm wide PC monitor (10.2mm narrower).
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6 Reasons Against
Slower response time Edit
The Viewsonic VG2437 is a 6.9ms response time PC monitor. That's 1.9ms slower than the Acer K242HL (6.9ms). Read more

The response time on a PC monitor is a measure of how quickly the monitor reacts to image data sent by the computer's graphics card. Fast response times are particularly important for gamers, who should ideally look for a response time of 8 milliseconds or less.

A faster (shorter) response time is better because fast moving graphics will appear smoother and the gaming experience will feel more responsive.

Heavier Edit
The Viewsonic VG2437 is a 3.7kg weight PC monitor. That's 600g heavier than the Acer K242HL (3.7kg).
A bit taller Edit
The Viewsonic VG2437 has a height of 340.3mm, however the Acer K242HL is a 335.9mm tall PC monitor (4.4mm shorter).
Deeper Edit
Viewsonic VG2437 is 60.5mm deep. That's 8.5mm deeper than the Acer K242HL (60.5mm).
14% higher running costs over five years
The Viewsonic VG2437 costs £39.26 to run which is £4.77 more to run than the Acer K242HL over five years. Show assumptions.
Lower user review Score
The Viewsonic VG2437 has an average user rating of 80%, but the Acer K242HL has an average user rating of 89% (based on 68 reviews).

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Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 23 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 32.05
Electricity cost - standby £ 2.44
Total running cost £ 34.49
Electricity cost - switched on £ 39.26
Electricity cost - standby £ -
Total running cost £ 39.26
Purchase price £ 167.97
Total cost of ownership £ 207.23
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.17T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
4
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.19T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
5
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Screen Size
24" 24"
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
 100000000:1
BEST
 100000000:1
Display Type
 LED
 LED
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Backlight Type
 W-LED
 W-LED
BEST
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 1080i
 1080p
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
HDCP
 HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sync-On-Green (SOG)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Sync-on-green (SOG)
Composite Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite sync
Separate H/V Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Separate H/V sync
Digital Vertical Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 82
Viewable Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 292.1mm
Viewable Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 520.7mm
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Vertical Viewing Angle
160° 178°
BEST
Horizontal Viewing Angle
170° 178°
BEST
Typical Contrast Ratio
 3000:1
 3000:1
BEST
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 60.96cm
Display Technology
 TN+Film
 TN+Film
Display Brightness
250 cd/m² 250 cd/m²
Response Time
5ms
BEST
6.9ms
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
BEST
 16:9
Supported Number of Colours Display
 16.78 million colours
 16.78 million colours

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio Output Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio output port
Audio Input Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio input port
DisplayPort
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
DVI-D Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 1
DVI Port
1 1
USB Type-A Downstream Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
USB Hub Version
 USB 2.0
 USB 2.0

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Camera
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 2W
Loudspeaker
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Design

Coloured Feet
 Black
 Black
Case Colour
 Black
 Black

Thin Client

Thin Client Installed
 Thin client installed
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ergonomics

Tilt Adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
 Tilt adjustment
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting
Stand-By LED
 Stand-by LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power LED
 Power LED
Unknown - Click to provide data
On/off Switch
 On/off switch
 On/off switch
On Screen Menu Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On screen menu display

Power

Power Consumption When Off
0.3W Unknown - Click to provide data
Typical Power Consumption
20W
BEST
24.5W
Standby Power Consumption
0.4W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption
Unknown - Click to provide data 38.5W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Input Voltage
 110
 220
 110-220
 24
 100
 100-240
 240
 110
 220
 110-220
 24
 100
 100-240
 240

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Certificates

Certification
 RoHS
 RoHS
BEST
Energy Star Certificate
 Energy Star certificate
 Energy Star certificate
EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
 Gold

Weight & Dimensions

Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.1kg
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 527mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 192mm
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 631mm
Weight With Stand
3.6kg
BEST
5.2kg
Height With Stand
421.9mm
BEST
450.9mm
Depth With Stand
207mm
BEST
239.6mm
Width With Stand
567mm 556.8mm
BEST
Weight
3.1kg
BEST
3.7kg
Height
335.9mm
BEST
340.3mm
Depth
52mm
BEST
60.5mm
Width
567mm 556.8mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 USB
 DVI
 VGA
 AC
 USB
 DVI
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
User Guide On CD-ROM
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide on CD-ROM
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